Boxscore
Alabama 24, Penn State 3
Saturday, September 11, 2010 7:00 PM
Location - Bryant-Denny Stadium
Attendance - 101821

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Penn State 0 0 0 3 3
Alabama 7 10 0 7 24

Recap

Trent Richardson and Greg McElroy powered top-ranked Alabama's offense, and the Crimson Tide's inexperienced defense was just as good, as Alabama dominated No. 14 Penn State in a 24-3 victory Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Alabama (2-0) played without reigning Heisman Trophy winner Mark Ingram for the second consecutive game, but for the second week in a row, the Crimson Tide didn't miss him. Richardson rushed for 144 yards on 22 carries and scored on a 1-yard run early in the fourth quarter; he added four receptions for 45 yards.

Senior quarterback Greg McElroy threw for 229 yards and two touchdowns on 16-of-24 passing. His scoring passes went to Kevin Norwood and Preston Dial, while Julio Jones added four catches for 49 yards.

Alabama's defense, which features seven new starters from a year ago and played without suspended defensive end Marcell Dareus, shut down a Penn State offense that put up 44 points last week against Youngstown State. The Crimson Tide limited the Nittany Lions to 279 yards and kept them off the scoreboard until Collin Wagner's 36-yard field goal with 9:52 left in the fourth quarter.

Freshman quarterback Robert Bolden completed 13-of-29 passes for 141 yards for Penn State (1-1), and Evan Royster, who entered the game needing only 441 yards to become the school's all-time leading rusher, was held to 32 yards on nine carries.

The meeting was the first between two of college football's historical powers since 1990. Alabama leads the all-time series 9-5.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:35
Alabama   TD  Alabama 7 - Penn State 0
2nd Quarter - 14:55
Alabama   TD  Alabama 14 - Penn State 0
2nd Quarter - 3:54
Alabama   FG  Alabama 17 - Penn State 0
4th Quarter - 14:10
Alabama   TD  Alabama 24 - Penn State 0
4th Quarter - 9:47
Penn State   FG  Alabama 24 - Penn State 3
TEAMS

Team Records

  Penn State Alabama
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Penn State Alabama
Score 3 24
First Downs 17 19
3rd Down Efficiency 5-for-14
36%
3-for-10
30%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 283 409
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 31-127 34-180
Average/Rush 4.1 5.3
Passing
Comp-Att 14-31 16-24
Passing Yards 156 229
Average/Pass Play 5.0 8.8
Penalties-Yards 1-5 5-33
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 3 0
Time of Possession 30:33 29:27

PLAYER STATS

Penn State (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Bolden 13/29 144 0 2
K. Newsome 1/1 12 0 0
J. Brown 0/1 0 0 1
Alabama (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. McElroy 16/24 229 2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
E. Royster 9 32 3.6 0
S. Redd 5 26 5.2 0
S. Kersey 1 24 24.0 0
S. Green 5 13 2.6 0
R. Bolden 6 12 2.0 0
K. Newsome 2 9 4.5 0
D. Smith 2 8 4.0 0
M. Zordich 1 3 3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Richardson 22 144 6.5 1
E. Lacy 6 21 3.5 0
G. McElroy 5 8 1.6 0
M. Maze 1 7 7.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Moye 3 69 23.0 0
D. Smith 5 47 9.4 0
J. Brown 1 20 20.0 0
B. Brackett 1 17 17.0 0
C. Powell 2 9 4.5 0
E. Royster 2 -6 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Hanks 3 52 17.3 0
J. Jones 4 49 12.2 0
T. Richardson 4 46 11.5 0
K. Norwood 1 36 36.0 1
M. Maze 2 28 14.0 0
P. Dial 2 18 9.0 1
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